The fall News2020 Editor Conference will be Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14-15, 2019, with arrivals on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport (hotel located outside Terminal 2) in Chicago, Ill.

NEWS2020 tentative itinerary:

Wednesday, Nov. 13

· Arrivals any time this day

DAY 1: Thursday, Nov. 14

Grand Ballroom (Lobby Level)

· 8:00 a.m. - Continental breakfast

· 8:30 a.m. - Meeting begins

· Lunch

· 5:00 p.m. – Meeting adjourns for the day

· 5:30-6 p.m. – Cocktail reception

International West (Lower Level)

· 6-7:30 p.m. – Dinner

International West (Lower Level)

DAY 2: Friday, Nov. 15

Grand Ballroom (Lobby Level)

· 8 a.m. – Continental breakfast

· 8:30 a.m. – Meeting resumes

· 11:30 a.m. – Meeting concludes

· Grab box lunches on your way out

· Departures

Plan to arrive Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport (located outside Terminal 2).

• Rooms are $169 nightly. With taxes and hotel fees, you can expect to pay $198.41 nightly.

• Hotel phone is 773-686-8000

• Hotel email is


• The link to hotel reservations is below. Please make your reservations by Oct. 23.

Do not use a third party booking service for your reservation, as we need to fill the room block, per our contract.

When making reservations please mention code LEE: this will ensure that your reservation is booked under our group block. The number to dial is 877-865-5322. Also, you can book your rooms by going to and putting LEE in the group/convention box. (Group code: LEE) You can also make your reservation through our group’s personalized web page .


• Use the airport code ORD

• Please email Ann Langel with your flight information.


• For parking, please use Garage A, which is across the street from the O’Hare Hilton hotel.

Here is a link with more information.

• Also see the “Parking April 2019” attachment. There’s Valet Parking for $75 nightly, but we encourage you to use Garage A.

• Parking fees at Garage A are not included with your hotel room charge. You will pay a daily parking fee at the garage.


• Guest room amenities are: Coffee maker, hair dryer, iron / ironing board, and pool.

• Complimentary wifi in the hotel guest rooms and hotel lobby areas. If you need to make a call or check emails during the meeting, please use the lobby areas to do that activity.

• Fitness Center – The athletic club features a full range of facilities and equipment including Life Fitness, hammer strength and aerobic machines. ($20 fee for use – will be charged to your room)

• You can print your boarding passes in two locations - on the lobby level at our Connectivity Station and on the 2nd floor by each elevator bank.

• Hotel shuttles run to terminals on request. They also run within a 5-mile radius of the hotel and to the Rosemont area. The fee is $10 per person for a round trip.


• There are two restaurants on site: Andiamo - American/Italian Cuisine and Gaslight - Steak/Seafood House with 20’s burlesque theme

• There’s also a lounge /bar: Sports Edition in Andiamo open from 11 a.m. to midnight

Here’s the link to the dining options.

Contact: Ann E. Langel

Executive Assistant to John M. Humenik

VP News, Lee Enterprises

1901 Fish Hatchery Road

Madison, WI 53713


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